CM dedicates new building of Banaskantha Central Co-operative Bank at Deesa

Published By : Admin | November 10, 2013 | 16:00 IST
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"Centre out to strangulate Gujarat’s vibrant co-operative sector, holds back Rs.250-crore rebate on interest on crop loans: Narendra Modi "

Ahmedabad, Sunday: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today took strong exception to the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre hell bent on systematically strangulating Gujarat’s vibrant co-operative sector.

Addressing a farmers rally to dedicate the newly constructed Banaskantha Central Co-operative Bank building at Deesa, he said that Gujarat’s co-operative banks are committed to empower the state’s farmers, but the Union Finance Minister framing income-tax rules for the banking sector is out to finish them. Since Gujarat leads in the nation in the co-operative sector, the Centre’s maneuverings hit Gujarat the hardest. He said that Gujarat sets the benchmark in various fields but the Centre is habituated to criticizing Gujarat for no reason, on some pretext or the other.

Moreover, he said, the Centre owes Gujarat Rs.250-crore as two per cent rebate on four per cent interest on crop loans advanced by the co-operative banks. He said that it is Gujarat Government which had extended special assistance of Rs.85-crore to ensure co-operative banks in all the districts of the state did get the Reserve Bank of India licences.

Chief Minister dedicates new building of Banaskantha Central Co-operative Bank at Deesa

Mr. Modi invited political scientists, economists and other pundits to study the co-operative sector’s contribution to the Gujarat’s development model. There are 15 sugar mills in the co-operative sector in the state, but none of them allow the private parties, known to exploit sugarcane growers, to enter. He said that this sector needs all the more support to thrive, particularly in the wake of black sheep like Madhupura Urban Co-operative Bank betraying depositors’ confidence.

Mr. Modi said that if the farmers ask the Centre in unison to allow sluice gates at the Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP) dam on the Narmada, the job could be done faster. He also appealed to the farmers to contribute generously to constructing the majestic Statue of Unity.

Chief Minister dedicates new building of Banaskantha Central Co-operative Bank at Deesa

Gujarat’s Finance Minister and District Guardian Minister Nitin Patel said that the new building of the Banaskantha Central Co-operative Bank in itself is the symbol of the progress of the co-operative banking. He said that Gujarat is an example of peace and development and Mr. Narendra Modi is the icon of development. Just as Gujarat ensured no person or no place remained untouched by development, it would be Mr. Modi’s endeavor to ensure the same for entire India. He had a word of praise for Bank’s Chairman Shankarbhai Choudhry and other members for economic empowerment of the farmers of the district.

Minister of State Parbatbhai Patel, MP Haribhai Chaudhry and MLA and BJP district unit president Keshaji Chauhan, speaking on the occasion, said that people are keen to see the Vikas Purush Mr. Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister of India unfurling the Tricolour atop the Red Fort.

Chief Minister dedicates new building of Banaskantha Central Co-operative Bank at Deesa

Chief Minister dedicates new building of Banaskantha Central Co-operative Bank at Deesa

Chief Minister dedicates new building of Banaskantha Central Co-operative Bank at Deesa

Chief Minister dedicates new building of Banaskantha Central Co-operative Bank at Deesa

Chief Minister dedicates new building of Banaskantha Central Co-operative Bank at Deesa

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PM flags off Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project
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PM takes a ride in Ahmedabad Metro

The Prime Minister flagged off the Ahmedabad Metro Rail project and took a metro ride from Kalupur station to Doordarshan Kendra metro station today.

On the second day of his Gujarat visit, the Prime Minister waved the green flag for the Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project. The Prime Minister arrived at Kalupur Station after taking a ride in the brand new Vande Bharat Express 2.0 from Gandhinagar Station. The Prime Minister also witnessed a Metro Rail exhibition that was put up on the occasion.

The Prime Minister was accompanied by Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Bhupendra Patel, Governor of Gujarat, Shri Acharya Devvrat, and Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri.

During the ride in the Metro, the Prime Minister travelled with students, sportspersons and common commuters. He interacted with them. Many of them took his autograph.

The Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project is a monumental boost to multimodal infrastructure connectivity. Phase-I of the Ahmedabad Metro project comprises about 32 km of the East-West corridor from Apparel Park to Thaltej and the North-South corridor between Motera to Gyaspur. The Thaltej-Vastral route in the East-West corridor has 17 stations. This corridor also has a 6.6 km underground section with four stations. The 19 km North-South corridor that connects Gyaspur to Motera Stadium has 15 stations. The entire Phase 1 project is built at a cost of more than ₹12,900 crores.

Ahmedabad Metro is a massive state of art infrastructure project involving underground tunnels, viaducts & bridges, elevated and underground station buildings, ballastless rail tracks and driverless train operation compliant rolling stock etc. The metro train set is equipped with an energy-efficient propulsion system which can save about 30-35% of energy consumption. The train has a state of art suspension system providing a very smooth riding experience to passengers.